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Kathy Landin is a freelance internet pop-culture junkie (and web video producer). For a brief time in 2011, she was THIS close to being Charlie Sheen's social media intern for the summer. She's blogged for local TV stations, anonymous dating adventures and stupid advice columns. Mostly she entertains herself by practicing the fine art of idiocy, which you can watch in Kathy Landin's "I'm an Idiot" Show. Or, if you have a short attention span, get 140 characters of idiocy on Twitter.
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Turn Your Hobby Into a Job

The job market is tough these days. Many people are coping with sudden layoffs, and others are struggling to find work after completing college or earning a new degree. Skilled professionals could wait months or years to find a job in the field of their expertise.

But if one of these descriptions matches you, that doesn't mean you can’t find exciting ways to earn money.

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5 Quick Facts So You Finally Know What a 401(k) Is

We all kind of know what a 401(k) is. It’s retirement money. But beyond that, what actually isa 401(k)? These aren’t the things we discuss with our parents around the dinner table before we’re thrust out into the working world.

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5 Excellent Networking Sites to Help You Find Jobs

As soon as you knew you wanted (or needed) a new job, you got on Facebook and let all your friends and connections there know what you could do and that you were available, right? You probably also went straight to LinkedIn and quickly made a profile there so people could find the awesomely productive employee that is you. But the phone didn’t start ringing.

That’s not because networking online for a job doesn’t work, it’s because you have to find all the places where you can make the Internet work for you.

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5 Myths & Legends That Make Valentine’s Day Interesting

Every year we try to talk ourselves out of caring about Valentine’s Day and every year we give in to the fun of celebrating love. Or, specifically not celebrating love, if that’s your thing. Either way, even if it’s become way too commercialized, we always pay attention to society’s day of love.

This year, instead of complaining about the prices of roses and chocolates, entertain your valentine with some of the stories that make Valentine’s Day more than just a day of obligatory affections.

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5 Unusual Valentine’s Day Gifts to Surprise Your Significant Other

The year’s most nerve-wracking holiday is right around the corner. Guys rarely know what, if anything, they should get for their girlfriends, and girls spend all kinds of time fretting over whether their guy will get it right. And don’t even get us started about what it does to single people.

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5 Industries That Won’t Be Hiring Much in 2013

Finding a new job or changing industriesis a natural desire, especially after the start of a new year. But don’t leap too quickly. Before you start imagining your amazing new job in the dream career you never had, you should research the hiring climate in your industry of choice. You don’t want to put a lot of money and effort into education, training and searching for a new job only to find out you’re battling 40 other candidates at every interview. Here are five of the industries you might not want to find yourself hoping for a job in this year:

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5 Industries That Will Definitely Be Hiring in 2013

If you’ve made it your goal to get a new job in 2013, your best bet is to see if the skills you have can be utilized in the industries that are predicted to hire the most this year. Keep in mind that even if your education or previous job wasn’t in a particular field, that doesn’t mean there aren’t jobs related to that field to which you could apply your experience and skill set. A growing industry needs all kinds of support.

Here are five industries that will be experiencing considerable growth in 2013:

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5 Creative Ways to Employ Yourself While You’re Unemployed

If you’ve recently lost your job, or finally finished your hard-earned degree but have yet to receive that first sweet offer of employment, keep this in mind: Don’t panic.

The good—and sort of bad—news is that you’re not alone. The better news is that your situation is not permanent.

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Who Chooses the Venue? — 10 Things You Might Not Know About the 2012 Presidential Debates

While everyone has a good time picking apart the presidential debates once they’re over (or while they're happening, on Twitter), they've actually been scrupulously picked apart by each campaign even before they start. These debates are serious business with a lot of rules, some of which are a bit strange and many of which no one seems to actually pay attention to.

Tonight is the final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Recently, the agreement between the candidates for this year’s debates was leaked to the public. We took a look and picked out a few that we found particularly intriguing:

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